Born in Pasadena, California, Nader was built to become an actor. His early years included numerous school plays and comedy shows. George Garfield Nader was born to parents with Kansas and Illinois heritage with hints of Lebanese. His acting was fraught with his roots as were his looks.

After completing his Bachelor’s Nader was sure to sign up for the war. He served in the Navy as an operator. After the war George pursued his career in acting by doing various plays in the Pasadena Playhouse. He got his first big break with ‘Robot Monster’ which bagged him his first ever contract with a major production house, Universal.